Grace the Day - Ceremony Expert - Established 2010
Eloquent Words ~ Elegant Weddings ~ Exquisite Ceremonies

Today there is a place, and a healthy respect, for beautiful alternatives to traditional ceremonies, as couples move away from standard, formal procedures.

Diana Saxby of Grace The Day is a trained, independent civil celebrant, and a recognised Ceremony Expert with 10 years experience as a full-time wedding celebrant. She will help you design your own unique and very personal ceremony.

With offices in Dorset and the Cotswolds Grace The Day are perfectly suited for your wedding blessing, destination wedding, civil partnership, baby naming, renewal of vows or any celebration ceremony.

  • White wedding celebration at Cliveden House
    Wedding Celebrant

    As a professional independent wedding celebrant, Diana gives you the freedom to choose where and when to celebrate your marriage, designing and writing your bespoke ceremony.

  • Partnership commitment ceremony
    Partnership Ceremonies

    All loving unions are worthy of respectful observance. Ceremonies to celebrate a Civil Partnership and Civil Marriage are no exception.

  • Renewal of vows on the beach
    Renewal of Vows

    As couples reach a milestone anniversary, they often choose to renew their vows. Diana Saxby helps find the perfect words - and venue - for this special occasion.

  • Diana conducting a baby naming ceremony
    Baby Naming

    A naming ceremony celebrates and welcomes a new family member, helping to confirm a child’s identity, and demonstrating how much he or she is loved by family and friends.

Micro Weddings

As of 28th September 2020 in the United Kingdom micro weddings are no longer the option that they used to be. Smaller weddings - something that falls between an elopement and an intimate wedding - have always been a choice for couples, but due to the current pandemic they are the only type of wedding to be permitted under the latest government regulations.

Currently only 13 guests plus the bride and groom are permitted in the ceremony room. All professionals and those considered to be working do not have to be counted and will be permitted in addition to the guests and wedding couple.

Micro wedding ceremonies, sometimes referred to as mini-monies, are very beautiful. They are heart-warmingly intimate and sincere, and most couples are more relaxed about saying their vows in front of a smaller group of close friends and family than they are with a wider audience of 100 or so guests. It isn't necessary to speak louder than normal to be heard, and guests feel more involved and even more privileged to be amongst the elite few to have been invited to witness the union.

Forced to reduce their guest list significantly couples are finding that they have a larger budget to spend on other wedding-related items, such as magnificent floral focal points and conversation pieces, displays and bouquets, fine dining menus, a more luxurious honeymoon at a later date, or a savings pot for an all-out party once restrictions are lifted.

Micro weddings are a compromise in an age when we are all having to learn to adapt. They give hope; they enable couples to marry, albeit with few guests to witness their loving union, but with the promise of a bigger, unrestricted celebration later. Beautifully worded relaxed and sincere ceremonies, tasteful decorations, exquisite styling, and elegant food and fine wines can still create wonderful memories on which to build a new adventure, which will last a lifetime.

Small is beautiful!

Diana Saxby

Diana Saxby of Grace The Day is one of the country's leading professional Independent Marriage and Family Celebrants. As a civil celebrant, Diana can help you break away from some of the more stifling traditional restrictions on where and when you can hold your very special ceremony, giving you the freedom to create an unforgettable, joyous and meaningful occasion, completely unique to you.

Please call 07760 110 007